september photo spectacular

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September 25, 2005
Finally got around to download the photos from my camera. Kisrael has been looking a bit text-y these days so I thought I'd share. Lucky you!

I've been trying to get rid of some of the excess from my wardrobe...especially socks. I had far too many white athletic socks and dark blue "business casual" socks...many of which didn't quite have a mate. Very tough to find a pair that I could rely on being a good set, especially bleary eyed in the poor morning light. So I weeded the stragglers out and generally cut down.

I instituted a strict "socks without partners must go!" policy, and one of the unfortunate victims was this lone M.C. Escher sock of interlocking lizards...I loved 'em so much, I think they might be what I wore to prom...


Apologies for this next photo, because it's wrong on a few levels. Foremost of which are the shorts themselves...Rust-and-grey denim shorts in a candystripe pattern. They're really something, huh? I bought them years ago at a TJ Maxx I think. One reason I kept 'em was a memory of my friend Rick saying he want pants like Towa Towa Tei on the Deee-lite World Clique Album cover, and the pattern was similar, if not the palette.


Ok, enough of THAT. The view of Salem's harbor from my workplace hosts a number of fine looking recreation ships, including the "Friendship of Salem" and the "Fame of Salem" and one day this other ship was docked. My coworker asked me to take a photo for his kids...


Finally, last night I went to a Scion corporate Rave-y thing. There was some great music, some street dancers doing their thing, free energy drinks (also, my favorite, metromint peppermint water), video games, networked, using video projects onto big screens, a few booth babes (to go with the energy drinks), and of course, Scion cars.

My favorite was this one, it's not a well-centered photo but I love the pattern on it...


Also, inside, I was amused by a limo made from an xB...


The crowd was pretty young and urban, which I guess is exactly what Scion is aiming for. I was kind of amazed at the number of camera phones and digital cameras, and even a few video cameras that I saw people packing.

I took from it that the xA is kind of the poor sister of the three Scion models. In a parking lot with about 50 or so Scions, including a lot of the tricked-out ones, mine was one of like 2 or 3 xA's. I guess the xB gets the obvious amount of hipster love, being the box and all, and tC is tapping into the mod- and low-end racer market that the Honda Civic used to dominate. Ah well...it's still my favorite of the three models. I'll pretend that its euro-tiny look is just too cool for the masses to appreciate. And I couldn't resist the siren call of free schwag, a hat, a visor, a penlight (that projects a Scion logo) etc. I know I'm trying to get rid of clutter in general but...but...it's free!